Dirty campground lures bear, leading to its death
June 25, 2020
JACKSON — Food, garbage and vomit were scattered around a dispersed Darby Canyon campsite early June 14 when state wildlife officials arrived to respond to a report of a pre-dawn mountain lion attack.
The supposed cat struck through a tent, raking a sleeping man in the back.
But at the scene, Wyoming Game and Fish Department staffers Mike Boyce and Becca Lyon saw no sign of a cat. They did see ursine spoor, and 50 yards off the campsite found a decomposed deer carcass that had been fed on by a black bear just the night before.
“Clearly a bear had been feeding on it recently,” Game and...